Combinatorial Development of Solid Catalytic Materials

Combinatorial Development of Solid Catalytic Materials

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The book provides a comprehensive treatment of combinatorial development of heterogeneous catalysts. In particular, two computer-aided approaches that have played a key role in combinatorial catalysis and high-throughput experimentation during the last decade OCo evolutionary optimization and artificial neural networks OCo are described. The book is unique in that it describes evolutionary optimization in a broader context of methods of searching for optimal catalytic materials, including statistical design of experiments, as well as presents neural networks in a broader context of data analysis. It is the first book that demystifies the attractiveness of artificial neural networks, explaining its rational fundamental OCo their universal approximation capability. At the same time, it shows the limitations of that capability and describes two methods for how it can be improved. The book is also the first that presents two other important topics pertaining to evolutionary optimization and artificial neural networks: automatic generating of problem-tailored genetic algorithms, and tuning evolutionary algorithms with neural networks. Both are not only theoretically explained, but also well illustrated through detailed case studies. Sample Chapter(s). Chapter 1: Background of Combinatorial Catalyst Development (63 KB). Contents: Background of Combinatorial Catalyst Development (M Baerns); Approaches in the Development of Heterogeneous Catalysts (M Baerns); Mathematical Methods of Searching for Optimal Catalytic Materials (M Holena); Generating Problem-Tailored Genetic Algorithms for Catalyst Search (M Holena); Analysis and Mining of Data Collected in Catalytic Experiments (M Holena); Artificial Neural Networks in the Development of Catalytic Materials (M Holena); Tunning Evolutionary Algorithms with Artificial Neural Networks (M Holena); Improving Neural Network Approximations (M Holena); Applications of Combinatorial Catalyst Development and An Outlook on Future Work (M Baerns). Readership: Chemists and chemical engineers from academia and industry working in catalysis; materials scientists; graduate students dealing with catalytic chemistry interested in computer-aided methods.A Prototype Implementation As was already mentioned in Section 4.1, it is immaterial how a program generator ... In particular, they make use of the Matlab Genetic Algorithm and Direct Search Toolbox (2004), as well as the Multi- Parametric Toolbox from ETH Zurich (Kvasnica et al., 2005). On the other hand, the variable part of the GA is generated as a binary code, which is input to the GA skeleton.

Title:Combinatorial Development of Solid Catalytic Materials
Author:Manfred Baerns, Martin Holeéna
Publisher:World Scientific - 2009


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